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There has been a major shift in the working environment which has seen a rise in the number of coworking spaces and business centres in most major cities. According to Linda Nazareth from The Globe And Mail “In 2017 there were 14,411 coworking spaces globally, a figure that has been forecasted to hit 30,000 by 2022. By that time, those spaces will house 5 million members, up from approximately 1.74mil at present”. So, what’s the major draw card of these institutions, below are my top 5:

Control: One of the biggest perks of breaking out of a traditional working environment is that you get to make your own rules! Most business centres allow for 24/7 access meaning you can work whenever suits you. Members are able to tailor make plans which best suit their working styles, from introverts who prefer the solitude of a private office to extroverts who love sharing ideas in a collaborative space.

Community: Let’s face it being an entrepreneur or a small business can get a little lonely. The ability to connect with others is one of the biggest draw cards of a shared space as when you are a member of a business centre you are also a member of a community. Networking events can be invaluable as the combined knowledge present at the centre is a mix of unique skills from a range of industries.

Cost Effective: The thought of committing to a lengthy and expensive lease can be incredibly daunting for most small businesses. Not to mention the commitment to internet, electricity and telephone contracts when you aren’t entirely sure of what the future holds. Coworking spaces are a great way to ease into the entrepreneurial world as they minimize the financial risk and provide options for companies of every size.

Furnishings: Interior design not your strong point? Don’t have time to pick out furniture? Every coworking space has been expertly designed to suit the needs of the modern professional. For example, our business centre includes 2 fully equipped kitchens, a chic and stylish reception area and modern meeting rooms with all the AV essentials. Joining a coworking office is joining a ready-made office, you can start working the second you get into your new space.

Office Support: In many cases (including ours) your coworking space also comes with a highly skilled, professional support team. Here at the Guinness Business Centre we are a friendly team who offer a range of services including, telephone answering, courier and mail handling, document editing and more. The team also provide emotional support and act as a friendly face to see every day, someone to share your wins with and help you in any way needed.

Never before have people been able to create their own unique and personal working conditions to best suit their lifestyles. The phenomenon has allowed for the creation of many new businesses and encouraged individuals to chase their entrepreneurial dream. Coworking spaces allow professionals to reach their full potential, make their own rules and join a multi skilled community.

If this article has made you a believer in the coworking phenomenon we would love to meet you! Contact us today and learn how we can help you change your future.


Vancouver Office Space

Guinness Business Centre offers you a Vancouver office space that matches your commercial real estate needs. The workspace requirements of setting up a new office, relocating from an old office or working as a dynamic team on-the-go, can be a challenge. We provide you with the right office space rentals in Vancouver that suit your needs and budget. Our customized lease solutions can cater to businesses looking to set up a private Vancouver downtown office. We also cater to those looking for more modern virtual office options and even those looking to find a balance between modern and traditional conventions by opting for co-working spaces.

Explore the possibilities that we have on offer. We cater to a varied range of office space types and offer different workspace solution packages because we understand that rental office space requirements are different for each business.

Select and customize your Vancouver space rental preferences by size, space, amenities, availability or even location and allow us to do the rest. Guinness Business Centre enables you to work more productively and flexibly as we take complete control of securing the right office space to suit you and your team.

Vancouver Co-working Space

We provide businesses in Vancouver with the best office space rental. Whether you are a solo entrepreneur, or you have a dedicated team at your beck and call, we’ll provide you with the right Vancouver office rental space that fits your needs and budget.

With an array of elegant and distinguished offices available for rent in the heart of downtown Vancouver, Guinness Business Centre offers a traditional alternative to co-working. Contact us today and take a tour of what we have to offer.

Our Vancouver Co-working office spaces are aesthetically and beautifully designed offices with open areas that can fit teams of various sizes – large or small. The co-working space is fully decked with shared and furnished amenities such as pantries, kitchens, bathrooms, with the option of adding conference rooms or meeting rooms for your team.

Vancouver Shared Office

We offer a prestigious selection of rental offices in Vancouver suitable for conferences, co-working, shared office spaces or private office rental. Visit us for a consultation to get more information on our flexible terms. Whether you are a dynamic enterprise looking for a satellite shared Vancouver office or whether you are an established company looking for more traditional yet convenient alternatives such as a Vancouver co-working space, we offer an office space rental that will match your need.

Vancouver Virtual Office

A Vancouver virtual office plants your business in the heart of downtown Vancouver whilst giving you the flexibility to spread your reach to anywhere across the globe. We provide you with a secured physical location and address in a local Vancouver rental office, whilst giving you the freedom to operate and expand internationally. The support and foundation of having an established Vancouver virtual office is beneficial whether a company is simply starting up or already thriving and seeking to place one of its global branches in a Vancouver downtown office.